Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

As adapted and amended by Sir William Davenant
With music by John Eccles and others performed by Folger Consort, Directed by Robert Richmond
-----This production has closed-----
September 04 – 23, 2018
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$42-$79

Ian Merrill Peakes as Macbeth. Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet.

 

Murder. Music. Madness.

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Owls shrieking and prophesies foretold. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is seen anew, set in an historic London asylum for this groundbreaking production. Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation blends period music performed by Folger Consort with the tragedy of ambition run amok.

Running time for Macbeth is approximately two hours, thirty minutes plus a fifteen minute intermission.

Consider joining us for a special performance of Macbeth to enhance your theater-going experience.

Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of our sponsors. For a full list of sponsors for Macbeth, please visit our Sponsors page.

 

 


Read through a side by side comparison of Shakespeare's original text of Macbeth and Davenant's adaptation used in the Folger Theatre production. 
 

 

 

 

Please note:  We’re hard at work restoring our historic building’s marble façade.  As a result seven parking spaces on 3rd Street, SE, just south of its intersection with East Capitol Street, will be unavailable for public parking. Learn More.

Who's Who

Violin
Duncan
Viola
Donalbain
Macduff
Seyton
Banquo
Multi-Instrumentalist
Cello
Violin
Witch
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macduff
Fleance
Harpsichord
Director
Music Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Fight Director
Resident Dramaturg
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Scenic design for Macbeth by Tony Cisek.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Andhy Mendez as Banquo, Ian Merrill Peakes as Macbeth, and Chris Genebach as Macduff.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Ian Merrill Peakes as Macbeth.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

From Left: Chris Genebach, Rachael Montgomery, Karen Peakes, Ian Merrill Peakes, and Emily Noël.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Clockwise from left: Rachel Montgomery, Ethan Watermeier, Emily Noël, and Louis Butelli.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Owen Peakes as Fleance.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Kate Eastwood Norris as Lady Macbeth.

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet

Chris Genebach as Macduff and Ian Merrill Peakes as Macbeth.

This production is part of Performing Restoration Shakespeare, a program of the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Queen's University Belfast.  

              




This production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.